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With the holiday season upon us, the Oakville Fire Department is reminding residents to be merry, be bright, but also be fire safe. It can be one of the most dangerous times of the year for home fires.
Throughout December, the Fire Prevention team will be out in the community sharing tips on how to stay fire safe during the holidays at a number of events across Oakville, including the Oakville Blades’ Teddy Bear Toss Game at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex on December 4. Residents are encouraged to donate a new stuffed animal or to support the Oakville Professional Firefighters Association annual toy drive. The game starts at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit the Oakville Blades website.
The Fire Prevention team will also have an information booth at Oakville Place from December 10 to 12 and Sparky will be sharing safety tips at the following recreation skating events:
Oakville Fire and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council has also partnered with SheridanLife Radio to promote fire safety among Sheridan College students from December 12 to 24 between 4 and 6 p.m. The first listener to hear the message over the radio and send a message to SheridanLife Radio through Instagram saying “fire safety” will receive a fire safety prize pack.
For a safe holiday season, please consider the following tips:
Camp Molly offers a chance for young women aged 15 to 18 years to learn what it’s like to have a career in the fire services – beyond fire suppression.
Due to COVID-19, station tours and truck visits are cancelled until further notice.
Guided fire station tours and/or truck visits are available for groups.
Please note: crews may leave at a moment’s notice to attend to an emergency.
In this video the Oakville Fire Department provides a visual demonstration showing how quickly a bedroom fire can spread when there is no sprinkler system.
Watch the growth of the fire, and learn the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, as well as a home escape plan.